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Old 07-28-2013, 07:35 PM   #31
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In our case, we had checked tires less than 30 miles back when we stopped for gas. Sometimes, they just let go with no indication of a problem.
X2...........When a tire gets ready to go its going to go. Properly inflated or not. With Tyron system or with out. And no one can predict the damage its going to do, but count on some damage. Save that $1400.00 on damage repairs.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:51 PM   #32
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bakken,

What did you replace the tires with? I am running 9100 lbs on the class c's right now myself, thinking of getting class d tires.

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Old 07-28-2013, 08:52 PM   #33
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What did you replace the tires with? I am running 9100 lbs on the class c's right now myself, thinking of getting class d tires.

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If I recall correctly, bakken switched to Maxxis tires.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:40 PM   #34
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What did you replace the tires with? I am running 9100 lbs on the class c's right now myself, thinking of getting class d tires.

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If you are running the original tires from Forest River factory ( marathon Goodyear) you are asking for trouble. One blow out has cost me $11000 in repairs. No one wants to take responsibility. Tire made in China not large enough to handle 35 ft fifth wheel. Recommend go to 10 ply top of line Michelin tires. Forest River as well as other manufacturers go the cheap route on tires and leave the customer out to dry.
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:53 PM   #35
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If you are running the original tires from Forest River factory ( marathon Goodyear) you are asking for trouble. One blow out has cost me $11000 in repairs. No one wants to take responsibility. Tire made in China not large enough to handle 35 ft fifth wheel. Recommend go to 10 ply top of line Michelin tires. Forest River as well as other manufacturers go the cheap route on tires and leave the customer out to dry.
Didn't know any FR product came from the factory with GY Marathons.
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Didn't know any FR product came from the factory with GY Marathons.
Agreed and while we all have to make our own decisions, I'd be happy to have Goodyear Marathons on my camper over the no-name OEM tires it came with.

On edit: looks like Ronsimmons' Cardinal came with Goodyear Marathons (thread here). I just have to say that I'm surprised to hear these referred to as an inferior tire. They and the Maxxis tires (which I switched to) are generally regarded as a good ST tire.

I did re-read your post and see that you advocate for LT tires. There's certainly a lot to be said for them and it's something that is often brought up here.
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